Buying Phase Converters
Before you select a 3 phase converter, be sure you know the critical factors in determining the best converter for your application.
Before You Buy
When shopping for a 3 Phase Converter, you will find many on the market. In fact, if they are properly sized, most will work well. Unfortunately there are no industry standards that apply to phase converters, so to guarantee you are getting a price on phase converters of identical capacity, you must know the right questions to ask.
Common Phase Converter Issues & Misconceptions
The internet has become the principle source of product information and training for those shopping for a phase converter. Unfortunately, most folks come away from the experience more confused than when they began the research. The reason is that there are simply no industry wide standards that govern the sizing, performance and configuration of phase converters.
WHY CHOOSE KAY INDUSTRIES
Phase converters are our only business.
We do not engage in any activity that would divert our attention from the serious business of helping our customers operate three-phase equipment from a single-phase source.
A rotary three phase converter is the most reliable, least expensive way to run your 3-phase equipment.
Kay Industries, Inc., is the worldwide industry leader in designing, manufacturing, and marketing single-phase to three-phase electrical power converters.
The Phase Converter Family
Why Kay Industries
Phase converters are our only business. We are true specialists. Our company does not engage in any activity that would divert our attention from the serious business of helping our customers operate three-phase equipment from a single-phase source. Kay Industries has always been an industry leader.
A Kay Industries rotary three phase converter is simply the most reliable, least expensive way to run your 3-phase equipment. It will start and run any load–motors, rectifiers, heaters, and variable-frequency drives or any of these in combination.
In 1964, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) established the current standard for “T” frame AC motors. The frame size specifies the diameter and length of the motor. Motors built to a particular frame size all have identical horsepower ratings.
- Kay We guarantee the features, workmanship, finish, and overall appearance of Kay Industries phase converters whether private label or our own. Our products will be superior to any other brand on the market or any you have ever seen.
- We guarantee a Kay Industry phase converter will cost no more than any other converter of the same physical frame size.
- We guarantee a Kay Industries converter will be quieter than any other make of rotary.
- We guarantee a Kay Industries converter will do the job it was purchased to perform and will operate your load at its full rated capacity.
- If the Kay Industries phase converter does not meet these claims, you may exchange it for a different model or return it for full credit.
- Customers from all over the world have sent us letters telling us how happy they are with Kay Industries quality and service. Whether you are a Fortune 500 company, or a “mom and pop” business, we are committed to your total satisfaction. But don’t take our word for it, read what our customers have to say.
Phase converters are our only business. We do not engage in any activity that would divert our attention from the serious business of helping our customers operate three-phase equipment from a single-phase source.
Kay Industries has always been an industry leader.
First with a rotary converter (1960)
First with packaged internal controls (1972)
First to offer a performance guarantee (1975)
First to offer an Independent Agency Approval Label (CSA 1979)
First to institute national toll-free phone lines (1980)
First to offer an extended product warranty (1986)
How A Phase Converter Works
A phase converter is simply a rotating machine, much like a motor, that converts single-phase utility power into 3-phase electricity to operate 3-phase equipment.
What is A Phase Converter
A phase converter is simply a rotating machine, much like a motor, that converts single-phase utility power into 3-phase electricity to operate 3-phase equipment. Phase converters are typically applied where utility 3-phase is unavailable or too expensive to install.
Why Should I Use a Phase Converter
The principle advantage of a phase converter is a matter of economics. Electric utility companies typically charge substantial fees to extend 3-phase service to areas not currently served. Charges vary by terrain, but it is widely accepted that line extension costs range from $30,000 to $90,000 per mile with a common average being $50,000.
The Right Converter for Your Application
A single to three phase converter is the most economical alternative to utility 3-phase. A successful phase converter installation requires knowledge about how each application creates a different type of load, and how these different loads impact 3-phase converter performance. In our 45+ years of experience, Kay Industries has replaced many other brands of failed phase converters.
How Converters are Rated
Phasemaster® Rotary Phase converters are the most conservatively rated phase converters you can buy. To understand why we say this, you need to know a little about frame sizes, and why the frame size is important to rating a phase converter.
At Kay Industries we want you to be completely satisfied with your rotary phase converter.
How to Select
At Kay Industries we want you to be completely satisfied with your rotary phase converter. That’s why we work with you to make sure that you get the right phase converter for your application.
Selecting the Right Converter
We have studied most applications requirements extensively and from that have engineered the most complete line of high performance static and rotary 3-phase converters available anywhere. A Phasemaster® rotary phase converter is guaranteed to operate your load without compromising machine performance.
You may be surprised at the amount of applications available to Phasemaster Rotary Converters. From agricultural use to restaurants and factories. We have the right power options to suit your needs precisely.